Erika Anes

Asturias for Design

By Spain for Design / September 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Asturias for Design

Spain for Design commissioned Oviedo-based photographer Erika Anes to shoot five commercial spaces with standout designs in Gijon, Asturias’ largest city, and Oviedo, the capital city. The Collector Concept Store (Gijon) The owner of the Collector Concept Store created a space in which art, culture, and fashion comfortably coexist. The upper floor displays a masterful mix of…

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Asturias for Architecture

By Spain for Design / July 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Asturias for Architecture

Asturias has no shortage of architecturally significant buildings and monuments, including the most complete collection of late medieval architecture in Western Europe. Dating from the ninth and early tenth centuries, they are unparalleled for their quality and preservation in their original state. Asturias is known for pre-Romanesque architecture, six of which have UNESCO World Heritage status, one…

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Masquespacio Mas Creations -

Design Events, News

By Spain for Design / July 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Design Events, News

News July 3, 2020 Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse, co-founders of Valencia-based studio Masquespacio, go from strength to strength. On June 30, they launched their new brand Mas Creations with the introduction of two pieces. The line of furniture and objects represents a personal vision of a universe that is full of textures, contrasting materials, and, in keeping…

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Tado Madrid Shop

Tado: The Little Shop of Ceramics

By Spain for Design / June 16, 2020 /

“All those who build a house around a tree or a rock and who make this tree or rock a beautiful and useful addition”. Tado owner Sylvie Fiachetti about her inspiration. Tado is Sylvie Fiachetti’s shop in the Las Letras neighbourhood of Madrid. She has been attracted to well-made objects since childhood. With no formal…

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Valencia Lounge Hostel Photography by Luis Beltran

Profile: Masquespacio: Singular Designs

By Spain for Design / May 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Profile: Masquespacio: Singular Designs

In 2010, Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, originally from Columbia, and Belgian Christophe Penasse, who had backgrounds in interior design and marketing respectively, founded Masquespacio, a creative consultancy in interior and industrial design based in Valencia. They work exclusively in hospitality and commercial design and have completed projects in Spain, Norway, France, the USA, Portugal, and…

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Bicoca Portable Lamp by Christophe Mathieu for Marset,

5 of the Best Portable Lamps Made in Spain

By Spain for Design / May 5, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 of the Best Portable Lamps Made in Spain

Portable lamps create an immediate connection between user and object like few other design elements. Not normally intended for task lighting, they give that nice, soft ambient glow that creates an atmosphere. Place it on an outdoor table to create an intimate dining experience. Move indoors and put it on the floor next to a…

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Tavern in Madrid-Taberna Ángel Sierra, Chueca

Journal: A Month in Spain

By Spain for Design / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Journal: A Month in Spain

This is the final installment of my four-part series about my month in Spain in the summer of 2019. August 6-9, 2019 August 6, 2019 My month in Spain is coming to an end. We returned to Madrid from Cala de Finestrat yesterday afternoon and are at the ibis Madrid Centro las Ventas Hotel, where…

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Book Nook: Three Essential Books about Spanish Design

By Spain for Design / March 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Book Nook: Three Essential Books about Spanish Design

Design, interior design in particular, is an ever changing field; change for family needs, change for technological needs and change just for change’s sake. Despite some designers’, perhaps futile, attempt to design “timeless” spaces, interiors featured in period or old books written even just ten years ago may appear dated or generic to today’s Instagram-savvy…

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Casa Decor 2020

By Spain for Design / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Casa Decor 2020

After temporarily closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Casa Decor 2020 reopened. Casa Decor is one of the most important design events in Spain. This year, for its fifty-fifth edition, over 200 exhibitors and 114 Spanish and multinational companies showcase interiors, product design, innovations and trends. With different Madrid locations for each edition,…

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Spain for Shopping: Five Must Visit Shops in the Salamanca District of Madrid

By Spain for Design / February 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Spain for Shopping: Five Must Visit Shops in the Salamanca District of Madrid

I love shopping in Madrid because of the availability, variety and sheer number of shops selling items from Spanish and international brands. They range from small boutiques that you can find only in Spain to stores with a global presence. I will provide a series of posts about my favourite districts and neighbourhood shops for…

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Ten Essential Spanish Design Media

By Spain for Design / February 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Ten Essential Spanish Design Media

I regularly purchase interior design magazines when I travel to Spain. Each has a specific design aesthetic; some cutting edge contemporary design, others more of a classic country style, and others with a style that is eclectic, (but in a good way!). While I read the digital issues, I still enjoy flipping through the pages…

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